And scraps from the garden and orchard. That’s all these pigs have had, besides a rotating pasture all summer long. They are around 6 months old and 300 pounds. Very minimal cost on our part, besides labor! 🙂
The rest of the milk goes to us in the form of milk, butter, cream, hot chocolate, and Mozzarella cheese by the master cheese-stretchers!
The pigs also get the leftover pears and apples. Soon we will be ready to make cider out of apples and pears. The scraps will go to the pigs, but some will be saved and dried and mixed with applewood and we will attempt to smoke our own hams and bacons (wish us luck, we need it! LOL)
But we’re not sharing the concord grapes with them. They are starting to turn purple (we thought they were green grapes til my mom said they were concord, and after our frost, sure enough, they’re starting to turn purple!!
And of course, Mr. Ritz is our other source of meat for this winter….
What do you call an animal that’s not quite veal but not quite beef?